Jamie Ford (1968 – ) is an American author of two best-selling books, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (2009) and Songs of Willow Frost (2013). Ford was born in California and grew up in Oregon and Washington. His great grandfather was Min Chung, a Nevada mining pioneer who emigrated from China in 1865 to San Francisco. When his grandfather arrived in America, he changed his name to Ford and, as Jamie Ford writes, confused “countless generations.”
Interestingly, according to a biography on about.com, Ford’s grandfather, George William Ford,
changed his name back to George Chung in order to gain more success as an ethnic actor in Hollywood. In Ford’s second novel, he explores Asians in Hollywood in the early twentieth century, around the time his grandfather was pursuing acting.
Ford graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle and, before becoming an author, held jobs in the art field and in advertising. In addition to his two books, Ford writes short fiction and is an active blogger.
For more information about Jamie Ford, check out this Wikipedia article on Jamie Ford.
Be sure to visit Jamie Ford’s website at jamieford.com.
Click here to read an interesting biography of Jamie Ford in the About Entertainment section of About.com.
You may also want to read one of Ford’s recent blog posts about the auctioning off of photos from the Seattle’s Panama Hotel.
Click here to read my review of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Click here to learn more about the Panama Hotel.
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